Pipe Heat Treatment Facility Launched as Part of Joint Project between TMK and RUSNANO
Today, a new pipe heat treatment facility, created in partnership with RUSNANO, was put into operation by TMK (Pipe Metallurgical Company) at Pipe Rolling Shop #1 of the Seversky Pipe Plant (STZ).
The launch ceremony was attended by Governor of Sverdlovsk region Yevgeny Kuyvashev, Chairman of the Executive Board of RUSNANO MC LCC Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMK Dmitry Pumpyansky, CEO of TMK Igor Korytko, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Amirkhan Amirkhanov, Head of Metallurgy and Materials Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Pavel Servatinsky, as well as managers and employees of STZ.
The capacity of the new facility is up to 300,000 tons of pipes per year. Pipes with a diameter of 168 to 370 mm and a wall thickness of 6.4 to 40 mm can undergo heat treatment there. Altogether approximately RUB 5.5 bln were invested in the project, and 110 new jobs were created. The pipe heat treatment facility is designed for the production of premium pipe products used for the development of fields with hard-to-recover reserves, as well as for drilling wells in harsh environments and in the Far North.
The new production facility was established in partnership with RUSNANO as part of the agreement to modernize the Seversky Pipe Plant. Pipe performance characteristics are improved by the use of nanostructured- and micro-alloys, which increase the pipes’ strength, ductility and corrosion resistance by 15-20%.
The facility’s high-tech equipment allows the control over the heat treatment process to be automated. Waste treatment facilities equipped with a circulating water supply system allow 20 mln m3 of water to be reused annually. The water treatment equipment at the pipe heat treatment facility significantly reduces the plant’s impact on the environment.
“The Seversky Pipe Plant, a veteran in the domestic metallurgical industry, is an outstanding example of the application of technological innovations in the industrial sector of the Russian economy. We are proud that in partnership with TMK, one of the world’s leading pipe manufacturers, we have managed to produce unique pipe products with improved performance characteristics and solid export potential. This project has not only created added value for the pipe manufacturer, but has also opened up new opportunities for oil and gas companies,” Anatoly Chubais said.
“TMK continues to improve and modernize its production facilities, consistently implementing digital solutions and advanced management techniques in line with the company’s strategy of scientific and technological development. The new heat treatment facility allows us to expand the range of our premium products, providing oil and gas companies with pipes and threaded connections designed to work in the most severe geological and climatic conditions. We invest significant resources in the development of our enterprises, and the growth of their scientific and technological potential is not only aimed at meeting our consumers’ highest requirements, but also at launching new products and solutions that are ahead of these requirements on the market,” Dmitry Pumpyansky said.
RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 126 factories and R&D Centers opened in 38 regions in Russia.
Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company.
Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.